Cruelty free brands are hard to find I must admit .........and I think that there should be a LAW compelling manufacturers to mark their products ...........walking around with a list is virtually impossible ...especially if you live in a small village
NONSENSE!!!! THE ARE EASY EASY EASY TO FIND! Almost every grocery chain carries them in one section of the store as do stores like Target! i have been using the for years with no problem finding them. If you have a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Wild Oats, etc. they stock ONLY cruelty free products. Just look on the label - usually on the back - and it is clearly listed!
From this whole list the only products I have are ORAL-B & GILLETTE . This will go also from now on ! You can do it , really is not that hard . And you life will change for the better , you will not feel the pain of the animal on your body or in your food ! Good luck !
that would be nice but the small town I live in has none of these stores
i have an oral b elec toothbrush
Maggie Schafer I live in England U.K. and I haven't seen this in ASDA,TESCO,SAINSBURY'S. they are the 3 biggest grocery chains in my part of England..
we don`t all live in the "good old US of A "you know
That is true Morag! I order on line, because I cannot find a lot of animal free products here in the USA! Seventh Generation is on Peta's List...can only find a few products in stores here. So...I get what I want from Seventh Generation...and I feel good knowing NO ANIMAL has suffered for the products that I use!
PETA and so many others are excellent organizations! When it comes to 100% test-free product lists, though, Leaping Bunny is the #1 resource. Please remember, "cruelty-free" can be a deceptive term...
Lori Pipe Franklin - That is fantastic! Just wondering though why Avon is not certified, they are on Peta's list. Thanks!
April 13, 2010 at 12:41pm.
Leaping Bunny - @Lori: Though Avon's policy is not to test its finished products on animals or, as a rule, its ingredients, they are not...
Leaping Bunny - @Lori: Though Avon's policy is not to test its finished products on animals or, as a rule, its ingredients, they are not certified because they still will conduct animal testing at the request of government health or medical organizations. Leaping Bunny's requirements to become certified are the most stringent out there so that is why they currently do not make our list.
April 13, 2010 at 1:30pm.
And from Leaping Bunny's website:
• Why does this product say, “not tested on animals,” but it is not on the Leaping Bunny list?
Oftentimes, products claim to be "cruelty-free" or "not tested on animals,” but their claims may only refer to the finished product. As you may be aware, the majority of animal testing occurs at the ingredient level. Similarly, some companies may state, “We do not test on animals,” when in fact they merely contract other companies to do the testing. These kinds of claims are often confusing and misleading for consumers.
• What's the difference between the Humane Standards and other 'cruelty-free' lists I have seen?
A number of retailers and animal groups promote their own ‘cruelty-free’ schemes. However, the companies approved by them have often done no more than issue a convincing — sometimes misleading — policy statement on animal testing.
The Leaping Bunny certification is unrivalled, as it requires each company to open its processes to independent audit throughout its supply chain, to ensure that it adheres to its animal testing policy and the Standards’ strict criteria.
And for those who enjoy smart phone apps, you can keep the most current Leaping Bunny list right at your fingertips!
PETA is an extremist organization that kills so many animals every year. Get your goddamn facts straight.
Kim, this pledge is not dedicated to critiquing PeTA's philosophy or history or shortcomings or advantages. It is about companies that do and do not advocate testing upon animals. The purpose of my post was to inform consumers of the most accurate means to determine which company's products are truly not tested upon animals in any stage of development; which is NOT the list that is provided by PeTA.
I can appreciate your personal opinion—it is disheartening that the largest animal rights...
I can appreciate your personal opinion—it is disheartening that the largest animal rights organizations have become a breeding ground for conflict of opinion—but slamming another organization and being rude to me, when I am one of the few in these comments who is NOT promoting PeTA's list, is counter to the true purpose of an animal rights activist, and only creates hostility between those fighting for the animals. Don't we have enough struggle with the non-activists as it is without going at each other?
Kim Furtado whu is peta killing animals..??
Good God I hadn't realised how many products were still tested on animals. Makes me physically sick. Test products on paedophiles instead
I agree with ya comment above ^
Its just all so unnecessary :(
I did I stop using Avon x
@ Maggie - I live in a very small village in South Africa and we have only one supermarket......and while I look for Cruelty free brands.........they are few and far between..........
A difficult situation, Renee. I don't know what you have done so far, but there are a lot of books and on-line information on making your own stuff, and you can always shop on-line. The Peta don't test list has links to nearly every company and you can shop through petamall.com for some of them. I am going to check out onegoodthingbyjillie.com mentioned in another comment for making things at home. Good luck.
When we think about products that are not tested on animals, we should also consider the charities that we subscibe to i.e. Cancer Research and other health research involved the most horrendous tests on animals.
Wow, very good point. I think that I might have heard of this and forgot. Thanks for reminder.
HI friends - would you all be interested in starting a facebook page where we can swop vegan recipes, i.e. how to make cruelty & animal product-FREE home made soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, household cleaners, cosmetics, dog-cat food, condiments (mayonaise, chutneys, cheese, and other interesting things) - share ideas, ask questions. Internet has a few websites, but not near enough info to support cruelty free supporters?
I love your idea! Sign me up! I looked at your page and was delighted at all the odd animal pairings you find.
Can someone tell me why it is necessary to test toothpaste, windex ,
This is why I use vinegar, Baking soda, peroxide instead of cleaners.
Most of what I use is cruelty free, especially since there's enough cruelty in this world already!
I check labels for cruelty free products.